For Tahlequah and Her Dearly Departed

The love I possess only for you, So strong, so unattainable--- Even in life it heralds death; But even in death, its heart still beats. For seventeen days I have held you, And seventeen times seventeen more I would carry you across oceans: A thousand miles to ferry your soul, Like Charon, to the next... Continue Reading →

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Gaslight

Why don't you come home and remind me I'm sick again? I really can't get enough of it! Describe to me how I'm crazy, lazy, and always too stressed, As if I haven't spent my entire life inside this backwards mind. Does my diagnosis displease you? Let me get a second opinion real quick! Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Half-hearted

I'm sick of settling for half your heart And confessing every detail of my love for you When all I get in return are platitudes--- Trite rhetoric that you've uttered to who knows how many others? I'm not your emotional support bank For you to withdraw from when you're at your worst, While I receive... Continue Reading →

The Death and Renaissance of Your World

You stand at the edge of your apocalypse, And still you're the most breathtaking sight in the cosmos, Turning the heads of gods and capturing the gazes of stars, Just watching this world meet its end, Wondering where it went wrong, Why every choice led to a worse circumstance, And how you'll ever pick up... Continue Reading →

Death by Deprivation

This is how you killed me: You gave me something wonderful--- A blessing beyond anything I could have conceived: God's light corporeal, And a love crystalline and empyreal, The very thing that was always missing in my life, Though I had never realized it; The element that provided life substance And rescued me from the... Continue Reading →

Trapped

The lights snuff out when you draw near, Your very presence enough to smother. I thought you were supposed to bear the torch, Be my comfort through the fiercest storms; But you're no knight or savior, No vanguard to shield me from harm. The promises you whispered into my ear Or shouted with the world... Continue Reading →

Guardian Angel

Darkness sticks to me like a suction, Vacuuming up the light in a black hole of hopelessness. The ground, too, quakes beneath my feet, Each speck of dirt giving way to abyss, Until there is nothing but the void of my sorrow; But your ubiquitous hand, ever reaching, Finds a way to me, not just... Continue Reading →

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